Andrew Marr's History of the World Alexander the Great

Andrew Marr explores the life of Alexander the Great. He takes a look at stories of Alexander’s childhood and upbringing, his imperial conquests and the legacy of his empire. Warning: There are some violent scenes. Teacher notes: Discuss Alexander's upbringing and how it could have influenced and shaped his later life. Students could compare Alexander to today's leaders – what ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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News in Review - March 1998 Algeria: The Reign of Terror

This rare look by CBC Correspondent Paul Workman at the horror in Algeria is a reminder of the kind of news story that many television consumers have great difficulty understanding and coming to terms with. The nullification of election results in Algeria that denied power to the victorious Muslim fundamentalists and the terror that has followed in its wake have ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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News in Review - November 2011 Amanda Lindhout's African Journey

Amanda Lindhout is a young Canadian journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for more than a year. Now Somalia is in the grip of a terrible famine. In this News in Review story we'll follow Lindhout as she returns to Africa to try to provide hope to Somali women.
  • 2011
  • 00:17:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2011

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News in Review - December 1996 America Votes: Staying the Course

Americans head into the 21st century with the first Democratic president to be elected to a second full term since Franklin D. Roosevelt. This story examines the chastened Right, the impact of the female vote and the concerns over health care and the deficit.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1996

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The National America's Unsolvable Problem

In the wake of recent police killings of unarmed black men, angry protesters hit the streets of many U.S. cities. CBC reporter Paul Hunter travelled to Florida to see the proactive approach that one community is taking towards what some would call America's unsolvable problem. Like so many U.S. cities, Titusville shares a renewed frustration that America just can't get past ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/12/2015

Andrew Marr's History of the World American Civil War

Andrew Marr describes how the American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln changed American history forever. The focus is on Abraham Lincoln’s role in the conflict and his assassination. Scenes shown include violence towards slaves, Lincoln’s assassination and battle scenes. The long-term consequences of national division, segregation and lynching are also outlined. Warning: There are violent scenes in this video. Teacher ...
  • 2012
  • 00:09:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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News in Review - November 2008 Americans Choose a New President

On November 4, Americans went to the polls to choose a new president. The vote came after a long and bitterly contested campaign between the Democratic candidate Barack Obama and Republican candidate John McCain. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the campaign and what happened when voting day finally arrived.
  • 2008
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

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The National Anatomy of a Revolution

After a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed over power to the military. So how did it happen? How did unarmed civilians end decades of despotic rule in a matter of days? The National's Terence McKenna was on the ground in Cairo as the government collapsed. In this special documentary, he examines the ...
  • 2010
  • 00:21:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Ancient Plague Identified

Eight hundred years before the notorious Black Death plague, another pandemic devastated Europe. The Justinian plague wiped out up to half the population and is thought to have contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. But not that much had been known about it — until now. Dr. Hendrik Poinar, an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University, analysed the teeth ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/06/2014

News in Review - February 2015 Anger and Authority in the United States

The recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner unleashed waves of anger and resentment across the U.S. Both victims were black and died at the hands of white police officers. And in both cases, authorities declined to press charges. These events brought to the surface long standing tensions in the U.S. between police and the very people they're expected ...
  • 2015
  • 00:17:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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